Hello and welcome to this manager story.
No Coaching Badges and Sunday League experience.
Unemployed at the start and see what team I get.
Stephen Ball was 40 years old and was taking his first steps into full time management.
Ball played for Lower league teams St Helens AFC, Warrington FC and he played 12 times for Crewe Alexandra. After leaving football and the north west of England. Stephen moved to Sunderland there he
helped to coach children at school. After a few years he said " I'm ready to be a manager".
He looked at the list of managerless teams and contacted a few.
Three weeks had gone, nearly the new season and still no job. But then the phone rang.
"Hello" Stephen said
Craig White asked " Hello is that Stephen Ball, I am the owner of Leigh Athletic"
After a phonecall he arranged to go back to the north west and become Leigh Manager